Avamys Nasal Spray
Can I get Avamys Online?
The Online Clinic can prescribe Avamys online following a quick consultation through a pro forma questionnaire that will be reviewed by one of our doctors. Please click on the Free Consultation button below to begin.
What is Avamys?
Avamys is a nasal spray used to treat nasal allergies (allergic rhinitis) including hay fever.
Avamys nasal spray contains fluticasone furoate, a synthetic corticosteroid that relieves inflammation of the nasal passages caused by the inflammatory response of the immune system.
When Avamys is sprayed into the nasal passage, the fluticasone becomes absorbed into the membrane and acts by preventing the release of substances that cause the allergic response. Avamys prevents the allergic response, reduces inflammation and relieves associated symptoms such as a runny, itchy or blocked nose, sneezing and discomfort of sinuses, and itchy, watery or red eyes.
How to use Avamys?
For those aged 12 years or older, you are recommended to spray twice in each nostril once a day, waiting 24 hours to repeat the application. For children aged 2 to 11 years, the recommended starting dose is one spray in each nostril daily, with an increase in dosage to two upon advice from the doctor. This dosage would then be reduced down to once daily upon alleviation of the symptoms of allergy.
For optimal benefit, shake the spray well before use and spray directly into the nose. The spray will be delivered as a fine mist with virtually no taste.
Who can use Avamys?
You should not use Avamys if you have a known sensitivity or allergy to any ingredient included in the spray or in children under 2 years of age.
Avamys side effects
The most common side effects are nosebleeds, nasal irritation and discomfort and ulceration of the nasal passage. Less common side effects include narrowing of the airways, swelling of the lips, tongue and throat, itchy rash or in the most severe cases, anaphylactic shock.
You should use Avamys with caution if you have severe liver disease, tuberculosis, have an infection in the nasal passages or have had recent nasal surgery. You should also use Avamys with caution if you have a history of glaucoma or cataracts.